LSSA - Legal Software Suppliers Associations

Company Details

Company Name
Quill Pinpoint

Main UK Address
Barclay House, 35 Whitworth Street West, Manchester, M1 5NG, DX 723820 MANCHESTER 38

Telephone
0161 236 2910

Fax
0161 237 1131

Email
info@quill.co.uk

Contact
David Phillips - Sales Manager; Clare Tuck - Regional Sales Consultant (South); Anthony Davies - Regional Sales Consultant (North)


Corporate Information

Number of years in the legal market
40

Trade Associations & Accreditations
LSSA membership, silver Investors in People (IIP) accreditation, Best Companies '1 star' status, Bacs registered & HMRC approved, Institute of Legal Finance & Management (ILFM) biennial Solicitors' Software Users Award winner 2010 & 2012, tailored training scheme in association with the University of Chester, SRA Accounts Rules & regulatory compliant, Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals-accredited staff


Company & Product Overview

Quill Pinpoint is the leading supplier of legal accounts software and outsourced cashiering services in the UK to independent solicitors, multi-disciplinary law firms and alternate business structures of all specialisms. With some 40 years’ legal industry experience, and remaining privately owned, Quill is the first choice for many start-ups and small to medium sized law firms.

Interactive, its hosted accounts and practice management software, is used by nearly 5000 solicitors, cashiers and support staff. Pinpoint, its outsourced cashiering service, is used by over 300 law firms across England and Wales. This unique combination of cutting-edge software development skills and legal accounting expertise means that Interactive helps legal professionals with their SRA Accounts Rules, data protection, money laundering and other regulatory compliance obligations.

Interactive delivers all you would expect of a market-leading legal accounting and practice management system for the smaller practice. Conflict, money laundering and credit checking is available during new client set-up while postcode look-up facilitates a clean and tidy database. Powerful time recording tools make it easy for fee earners to log chargeable activity, with flexible rate features to accommodate most charging policies.

With a strong focus on financial compliance, Interactive allows users to see both client and office ledger balances simultaneously. A unique e-chit facility connects fee earners to their cashiering team, instructing them to prepare monetary transfers, post bills, pay disbursements and carry out other ledger transactions via daily e-chits. Authorisation levels can also be appointed for greater financial management control.

Interactive comes with a comprehensive document management system, allocating relevant documentation to each matter in a categorised filing structure. Integration with Word and Outlook is an option, thereby capturing email dialogue and correspondence automatically with appropriate time recordings.

For firms with specialist case management systems, Quill provides a unique API allowing integration with Interactive from with their chosen system, giving clients the flexibility to choose dual suppliers for a best-of-breed solution.

For businesses which prefer the outsourcing route, Pinpoint is the UK’s largest outsourced legal cashiering service, and employs a team of qualified legal cashiers to manage clients’ accounts in compliance with defined rules, regulations and legislation, posting in excess of 2 million accounting transactions per annum. The service provides a no-holiday, never-sick model with an allocated and dedicated named cashier for each client, backed up by a deputy for cover and supervised within groups of six staff.

An optional outsourced payroll service is also available for full management of salary and pension responsibilities in line with latest reforms such as RTI and auto enrolment.


Target Markets

Sole practitioners / very small firms (1-5 users) - 30 percent of sales

Smaller high street firms (2-5 partners / 6-25 users) - 40 percent of sales

Large high street firms (6-10 partners / 26+ users) - 10 percent of sales

Commercial & niche firms, & alternate business structures – 10 percent of sales

Criminal & civil legal aid practitioners - 10 percent of sales


Geographic Markets

England & Wales


Technology Platforms Supported

Modern browsers including Internet Explorer 9 or above, plus latest versions of Chrome, Firefox & Safari

Office for Windows versions 2007, 2010, 2013 & 2016


Categories of Products & Services Supported

Financial & Practice Management

Legal accounts & practice management system

Billing & costs recovery

Business intelligent reports comprising over 100 templates & bespoke reporting

Free accountant licence

Time recording & disbursement logging

Legal aid / franchise management

Matter, nominal & supplier ledger management

Marketing & customer relationship management

Risk management & compliance including anti-money laundering screens, conflict checks & breach alerts

Business continuity & disaster recovery

Document management

Add-on SMS messaging & postcode search facilities

Full legal accounting & payroll outsourcing services

Case Management

Private & legal aid work

Non-contentious corporate business (eg conveyancing, re-mortgaging)

Private client (eg conveyancing, probate, matrimonial)

Litigation - defendant (eg ULR, RTA, PI)

Litigation - claimant (eg ULR, RTA, PI)

Third party integration (eg compliance solutions & electronic legal forms)

Litigation support systems & services (including imaging)

Client web access & instant SMS text messaging for case updates

Online Systems & Services

Interactive cloud-based legal accounts & practice management software

Fully integrated hosted document management module

SaaS – Software as a Service - for secure, remote access

Support Systems & Services

Systems integration, data conversion, consultancy & project management

Legal Aid Agency, Lexcel, SRA, HMRC & SRA Accounts Rules compliance

Podcasts, instructor-led e-learning sessions & on-site training

Pinpoint outsourced legal cashiering service

Quill Payroll outsourced payroll & optional payroll management service